Sheriff’s office warns of scam

The sheriff’s office is warning residents about a potential scam where a caller will pretend to be a deputy.

A man in Franklin, Tennessee called the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to report a voicemail he had received telling him he needed to pay money or would be arrested, according to the sheriff’s office.

The number on the man’s caller identification was the same as the sheriff’s office, and the caller identified himself as working for the sheriff’s office and gave a badge number, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

The resident reported the call to the sheriff’s office, which does not have an employee by that name or that badge number, Cox said.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.